Nordica GT Speed Machine 80 FDT 2019
PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments
The Speed Machine 80 FDT from Nordica is packed with energy. "A fabulous, responsive and incisive ski" according to our reviewers, it’s clearly designed for performance. The grip, stability and turn hold quality were especially noticeable.
The ski nonetheless corresponds to this category’s requirement for versatility. It can cover every eventuality, and will alternate carving and skid turns, short and long turns depending on the rider’s mood. One reviewer summed up the ski’s qualities perfectly: "Fantastic! Easy and effective carving and smooth and forgiving carving."
The reviewers were full of praise for its carving performance with aggressively edgy angles in turns. They’re very easy and smooth, making the ski really playful and great fun.
We recommend the GT Speed Machine 80 FDT for good to excellent riders, especially carving fans.
- Good overall performance
- Easy carving
- Loves long turns
- Grip and turn hold
- The ski needs more engagement in short turns although it still performs very well
- Slight lack of comfort and accessibility for this category
The ski review scores
|Short turn performance|
|Long turn performance|
|Skid turn performance|
|Soft snow fluidity|
Who's it for?
New this season, the GT SPEEDMACHINE 80 FDT was designed for advanced to expert looking for a one-ski quiver for everyday use, but that’s especially edgy on freshly groomed cruisers. Featuring two new light metal anti-torsion structures, an extra large tip and a tail with a versatile profile, the new plate marker provides riders with more agility and comfort, precision and power in all snow conditions.
The GT SPEEDMACHINE 80 FDT is a powerful and stable carving ski tool for all conditions.
Sandwich construction, wood core, titanal torsion bridge, new Marker interface (exclusive to Nordica)
Features of the GT Speed Machine 80 FDT
|Model :||GT Speed Machine 80 FDT|
|Size tested :||168 cm|
|Tip size :||130 mm|
|Waist size :||80 mm|
|Tail size :||110 mm|
|Radius for the size reviewed :||14 mm|
Reviewed by PROSKILAB™in La Clusaz, France, March 2018